White House coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients has called U.S. tracking of virus mutations “totally unacceptable,” saying the nation ranks 43rd in the world.
Reps. Andy Harris and Phil Roe discussed "DNA sequencing" with Johnson, just after the House disavowed white supremacy.
In other words, cancer is usually just plain old bad luck.
The information we gather from our DNA will be far more than mere biological coordinates. Instead, it will impact many parts of our everyday lives.
To prepare for that revolutionary leap, we need to draft software experts immediately who can leverage advances in cloud computing and machine learning while protecting patient privacy to start building open-source tools that will enable scientists to make major inroads on cancer.
Could a Microbe Transplant Make You Thinner? (and Other Amazing Things About Bacteria and Antibiotics)
We are in the earliest days of understanding the human microbiome -- the communities of microbes that live in and on our bodies -- but already scientists are getting a sense of the incredible complexity of this ecosystem and its interaction with us.
The death of British biochemist Fred Sanger last week gives us a reason to reflect on one of his two discoveries that earned him the Nobel Prize: a method to sequence the genetic code of a segment of DNA.